The ride quality and noise insulation seem to have been improved, too. The package also includes 17-inch all-terrain tires, a full-size spare tire, an extra inch of ground clearance for 9. Cargo capacity stands at 22. New for 2013 Front-wheel-drive models equipped with the 2. Compared with Jeeps Patriot and previous Compass and Dodge Calibers that have come our way, the latest Compass is quieter, smoother and an altogether more relaxed drive.
Automatic climate control and 18-inch alloys are reserved for top Limited models. Optional leather seats get contrasting piping—which is an odd ode to luxury vehicles in one that has plenty of obvious plastic-chrome accents. The Latitude offers heated fronts seats to the mix, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and integrated audio controls. As far as engines are concerned, first there is a 2. But here's where the Compass stands apart from its more carlike cousin: If you give it the right options, you'll end up with a vehicle that's worthy of its Jeep badge. That would be the addition of a six-speed automatic transmission in the 2014 Patriot and 2014 Compass.
Power goes to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. After a weekend of swallowing boxes, cruising on highways, and comfortably handling all manner of roads, I can say that the Compass is a competent vehicle. Are Jeeps just about the big cars, or can the budget models also carry the brand? Two years after its last facelift, the 2013 Jeep Compass Latitude 4X4 we had in for testing was sprayed in Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl paint -- a great color when the sun… It's not hard to stumble across some sort of disguised Fiat-Chrysler product in southeastern Michigan these days. Total utility space with the rear seats folded is also not hugely impressive at 1 168 dm3. Chrysler's number for this recall is S61. Although lacking much power, the Compass manages to handle quite well, with the maneuverability of a smaller vehicle, particularly at speeds within the city. Even though the makeover worked wonders for first impressions, it did nothing to improve the Compass' performance, which is adequate but not at all inspiring.
It gets a special version of the continuously-variable transaxle that engages in off-road mode, a one-inch higher ride height, skid plates, and a full-size spare. Interim letters informing owners that parts are not available yet were mailed on October 26, 2016. It drives very nicely and is surprisingly agile. It's a straightforward and functional look—and it's appealing in appearance if not always touch. The Compass is equipped with front-wheel drive or a choice between two four-wheel drive systems. Day 5 Still moving house today, but needed to stop off at shops for a few essentials. Day 7 On the final drive to the office it made sense to see how the old girl handles a bit of faster driving.
When properly equipped, the Jeep Compass has a towing capacity of 2000 pounds. Although the 2013 Compass still looks a little awkward from some angles, the nips and tucks worked wonders, and it's now even somewhat attractive on the outside. Cruising on straights, the Compass is comfortable and quiet. Outward visibility is the one issue we've noted with Compass models in the past; you'll want to check on vision during parking and lane changes. New for 2013 Front-wheel-drive models equipped with the 2. Chrysler's number for this recall is S61.
The recall began on August 15, 2017. Due to a low seating position and narrow glass area, some testers felt a bit claustrophobic behind the wheel, however. He even said that he could fit in the rear. It also — and this is important in badge-conscious South Africa — comes with the Jeep name, and we think this will count heavily in its favour in terms of showroom appeal, especially now that the Compass shares much of its handsome styling with the large, macho Grand Cherokee. Except they do in the compass.
The Compass' equipment list is best compared to that of an affordable small car. With that last refresh, the Compass also got a spruce-up inside; but unlike the extensive makeover given to the interior of the Dodge Journey crossover, this one still looks cheapish. There are modifi ed spring and damper rates, added rebound springs and a rear anti-roll bar of increased diameter. With that last refresh, the Compass also got a spruce-up inside; but unlike the extensive makeover given to the interior of the Dodge Journey crossover, this one still looks cheapish. Priced at just under R270 000, the Compass comes with such niceties as leather upholstery, heated front seats, a comprehensive audio system, climate control and electric everything. A tailgate speaker system remains offered as part of the nine-speaker premium sound system.
Leather seating is optional, though this might be the only real luxury for the interior it provides. Although the 2013 Compass still looks a little awkward from some angles, the nips and tucks worked wonders, and it's now even somewhat attractive on the outside. The proportions are the same as before, with the boxy wheelwell outline and smooth rear-pillar upkick preserved. A power sunroof is available as an option. The cabin looks a bit better than it feels, however, utilizing too many plastic-chrome accents throughout. Chrysler says that January 2013 was its strongest month of January since 2008, and its 34th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.
Standard equipment includes for the Sport and Latitude include 17-inch painted alloy wheels with all-season tires, and the Limited features 18-inch painted alloy wheels. The leather wheel feels nice. While the Compass was originally panned for its homely styling and chintzy interior, the automaker tweaked the design modestly a couple of years ago—just enough to make it over as 'mini Grand Cherokee' but not enough to remedy the low-rent feel that's evident from the first time you get inside. Ride quality is on the harsh side, but harder impacts and harder cornering bring out a softness and bouncing that's not always welcome. The interior is well laid-out and comes with a number of innovative features, like a rechargeable flashlight and outward-facing tailgate speakers.